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Drew Sample hopes to have a big impact on the 2020 season and is fully healthy.

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Hobson’s Choice: Bengals.com Senior Writer Geoff Hobson answers questions from fans
Don't forget another senior candidate besides the Kennys that should be in, wide receiver Isaac Curtis. He changed the game so much as the prototypical 21st century wide receiver that they changed the rules. The next time you see a DB called for illegal contact, thank Paul Brown because he knew Sir Isaac could defy gravity if given the space.

Tee Higgins could play part in Bengals’ ‘fantasy football juggernaut’
The arrival of better quarterback play via Joe Burrow and an improved offensive line could create a productive situation for fantasy football owners looking for value in drafts this summer.

Drew Sample is 100 percent healthy and hoping to make an impact for the Bengals this season
"I would say I was fully healthy a month or so after the season," Sample said. "I was kinda able to come into this offseason pretty much fully healthy. So it gave me a full offseason, plus obviously we've had a lot of extra time with the coronavirus and so I feel really good."

NFLPA advises players to stop working out in groups
"Please be advised that it is our consensus medical opinion that in light of the increase of COVID-19 cases in certain states that no players should be engaged in practicing together in private workouts," NFLPA Medical Director Thom Mayer said in a statement.

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NFLPA recommends that players stop private group workouts
"Please be advised that it is our consensus medical opinion that in light of the increase in COVID-19 cases in certain states that no players should be engaged in practicing together in private workouts," Mayer wrote. "Our goal is to have all players and your families as healthy as possible in the coming months.

Former Dolphins RB great Jim Kiick passes away at 73
Kiick was an integral member of the Dolphins' dynasty in the early 1970s, serving as a short-yardage specialist in their formidable rushing attack. He scored the decisive touchdown in Miami's 14-7 win in Super Bowl VII over the Redskins to punctuate a 17-0 season. He also scored in the Dolphins' Super Bowl win against the Vikings the following year.

Ranking the eight NFL divisions by quarterback: NFC South claims No. 1
OK, I'm not exactly reinventing the wheel here. But you like talkin' quarterbacks. And I like talkin' quarterbacks. So ranking the divisions by quarterback is just another avenue to appealing conversation.

Lack of access to prospects could have impact on 2021 NFL Draft
For all the ways COVID-19 impacted the back end of the NFL draft process in the spring, from the ceasing of pro day workouts to the cancellation of its Las Vegas venue in favor of a one-of-a-kind virtual broadcast, it stands to shake up the front end of the 2021 draft cycle in a number of ways.

Trent Williams signs restructured deal with 49ers, passes physical
The veteran left tackle signed a revised contract with the 49ers on Friday, just under two months after being traded by the Washington Redskins, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The deal allows Williams to advance half of his 2020 cash and guarantee it, Rapoport added, per a source.